CHEMICALS, FRACKING & FRESH GROUNDWATER (and bears!)

FRACKING & CHEMICAL USE   Chemicals serve many functions in hydraulic fracturing. From limiting the growth of bacteria to preventing corrosion of the well casing, chemicals are needed to insure that the fracturing job is effective and efficient. The number of chemical additives used in a typical fracture treatment depends on the conditions of the … Continue reading

GROUNDWATER PROTECTION: PRIORITY NUMBER ONE

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WATER USAGE Water and sand can make up more than 99.5 percent of the fluid used to hydraulically fracture a well. Water acts as the primary carrier fluid in hydraulic fracturing. Because the multi-stage fracturing of a single horizontal shale gas well can use several million gallons of water, it is critical that … Continue reading

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